For some reason, the speaker on the iPad2 is on the back of the device. Have you ever wished the sound of your iPad2 was louder, better or more direct? Do you cup your hand around the speaker to improve sound or privacy? This instructable started when my wife tried to play a video for her yoga class and nobody could hear the audio. The next time we were trying to watch a movie I fashioned a "SPEAKER BUDDY" so that the sound headed in our direction. The SPEAKER BUDDY is definitely an easy DIY project that improves sound, saves battery, and can shield sound away from eavesdroppers. The difference is amazing.